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Artificial Grass Installation on the Terrace or Balcony – Step by Step

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Installation of artificial grass is quick and easy, you can easily do it yourself. We show you how to green a terrace or balcony step by step.

Small areas (up to 20 m) can be freely laid with artificial grass, remembering to finish the edges with mounting slats or load heavy elements, e.g. pots.

If artificial grass is laid on larger areas, we must respect the rules that will ensure the durability of our lawn.

Artificial grass installation – The first and most important step.

Preparation for bed. Artificial grass should be installed on a level and firm bed that will provide adequate drainage. Installation should take place at a temperature not lower than 5 degrees Celsius, with rainless conditions and moderate humidity. Low temperatures are not good for stretching the undercoat.

Rainy weather prevents the formation of dry quartz sand in the grass. If you are installing synthetic grass in a place where a natural lawn was previously located, it is recommended to remove it along with rooting (approx. 10 cm), and then compact the area. In order to complete the defect, we apply a layer of aggregate (e.g. stone or debris screening; 0-4 mm fraction). This layer should be properly compacted. This is important because any unevenness will be visible after the grass has been installed.

The final surface should be perfectly smooth and hard. In the framework is ready to spread and put Agrotextile, which prevents weeds, and additionally is suitable stabilizing -binding substrate for synthetic grass.

The method of foundation preparation described above applies to decorative grasses and is of a general nature. Ultimately, its structure should be determined by the planned application and current conditions regarding soil, environment, and logistics of project implementation.

Step 2

Laying grass. When arranging the rollers in parallel, make sure that the fibers point in the same direction. Otherwise, it will be visible on yellow lowers between each roller highlighted by rays sunny.

Then, it is recommended to cut off a few centimeter strips. We use a knife, cutting from the undercoat. The cutting must be carried out precisely – the distance between the weave lines of the connected fragments should be as small as possible. At the same time, remember that when cutting along the line, the weave does not damage them.

Step 3

Combining grass rolls. This step is very important because joining pieces of grass should remain invisible. The space between them should be about 2 mm, they should not overlap.

After proper alignment of rolls of grass next to each other, should Invert OCI C-terminus sprout ę each of the rollers in order to create approx. 30 cm space, the angle by selecting relevant ± will be fitted fleece. Using a putty, we spread polyurethane glue onto non-woven fabric. Then, press both rolls to the non-woven fabric and load for the time according to the adhesive manufacturer’s instructions.

Special adhesive tapes are also currently available that do not require the use of two-component adhesive to connect two grass fragments.

Step 4

Cutting the edges of the grass. After joining the rolls of grass together, cut the edges. There are many possibilities for an aesthetic finish.

The grass can be glued to existing surfaces; You can also use all types of finishes available for natural lawns: concrete, granite or brick edging, plastic edging (ekobord), wooden palisades, pebble stones, thick cords, wicker fences, etc.

Depending on the type of finish, the edges of the grass can be glued, fixed with galvanized nails or pins, loaded with sand or moving elements of the landscape (e.g. pebbles).

Step 5

Completion of synthetic grass installation. Decorative grasses should be brushed in the opposite direction to the fiber pattern (a hard brush with non-metallic salmon). This treatment will place the fibers in a vertical position, which will allow the grass to be filled with rounded, dry and rinsed quartz sand with a fraction of 0.3-0.5 mm.

It is recommended to use approx. 5 kg of sand for each m2. It should be evenly introduced in the lower part of the synthetic grass (hard brush, not of metal) with a brush. Quartz sand leam grass to the ground, incl become resistant fibers prior to compaction, and additionally reduce the risk of loss in with fibers, which ed clearances life of the product. In addition, the sand maintains moisture, which minimizes the feeling of warming synthetic grass on hot days.

At the end of the installation, make sure the wok on the grass and yellow with it not left tools and accessories that you can prove dangerous for the users. Gentle watering of the grass enables better sand penetration and closes the installation process.

Pro-Tip

Artificial grass can be r mainly desired installed directly on the concrete, Pope, glaze, cobblestones, and stone. These surfaces must be even (deprived by root marks). At the same time, we recommend that their slope be not less than 1.5%, to allow free drainage of water drained into the grass by means of perforation.

If two grass fragments need to be joined together, it is recommended to use a specialist double-sided tape, 12 cm wide, which is placed between the grass strips, pulls the protective film and weighs the grass, making sure that the fibers do not come into contact with the glue.

The grass on the terrace/balcony is not usually initiated with quartz sand acting as a weighting; it requires sticking with double-sided weather-resistant tape or one-component polyurethane adhesive.

After installation, it is recommended to brush the grass in the opposite direction to the fiber.